Bea Mountain, aggrieved Employees Signed MOU -Agreed 10% Increment, Standardized Work Statuses

MONROVIA: The Bea Mountain Management and its aggrieved employees have reached an agreement that has paved the way for workers to get a ten percent (10%) salary increment, as well as standardize the workers’ employment statuses.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties was reached and signed following interventions by the Government of Liberia, represented by the Ministers of Labor, Internal Affairs, and the leadership of the Liberia National Police, and aimed at resolving a strike action that affected the company’s operations.

A release signed by Jarlawah A.Tonpo of the Ministry of Information says after months of mediation efforts, 646 former and current workers of AFCONS (A contractor company of AML) are now being paid US $ 373,002.00 for their unexpired term of employment contracts.

The release noted that during the 2014 Ebola crisis, AFCONS laid off nearly 700 workers with the understanding that when work recommences after the crisis, they would be first to be re-employed, adding however, that AFCONS failed on its commitment to recall the workers to complete their respective contracts but instead employed a new set of workers.

The Ministry of Labor, in consideration of the case, ruled in favor of the aggrieved workers that AFCONS should settle with the workers the remaining term of their employment contract since it failed to employ them, the release from Press and Public Affairs concluded.

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